Enantioselective epoxidation of unfunctionalized alkenes by a chiral monooxoruthenium(IV) complex [RuL(bpy)O]2+{L=2,6-bis[(4S,7R)-7,8,8- trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-4,7-methanoindazol-2-yl]pyridine; Bpy=2,2′-bipyridine}

Wai Hong Fung, Wing Chi Cheng, Wing Yiu Yu, Chi Ming Che, Thomas C.W. Mak

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A new chiral monooxoruthenium(IV) complex containing 2,6-bis[(4S,7R)-7,8,8- trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-4,7-methanoindazol-2-yl]pyridine and 2,2′-bipyridine ligands is prepared and the X-ray crystal structure of its RuII-OH2precusor determined; this RuIV=O complex catalyses epoxidation of unfunctionalized alkenes with promising enantioselectivity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2007-2008
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

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  • Molecular Medicine

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